I cannot remember for the life of me, if I’ve already mentioned this before.
My wedding party consists of 1 Best Man, 2 Groomsmen, 2 Ushers, 1 Matron of Honor, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Jr. Bridesmaid, 1 Ring Bearer, and 1 Male Bridesmaid. Yes, a male bridesmaid.
J and I have been friends since our freshman year of college. We were both in Chem 1 at NYU, and we took the same lab. We didn’t really talk to each other much during the first few years. Then we both became officers in the Korean Student Association where we bonded, then became good friends. Our friendship really got solid and strong after we graduated college because both of us were living in NJ, and we both work in the health care field. Even though I don’t see him very often, I still consider him one of my best friends.
So, it made sense for him to be a part of my wedding, standing on my side.
But what do I call him? I can’t call him a “Male Bridesmaid” on my program, and he’s not a groomsman, so what do I do? I’ve been researching this, and apparently there is an etiquette for this type of situation! (Thank goodness for the Internet!)
On this website, the proper way to address a male bridesmaid is to call him a “bride’s attendant.” However, the proper way to address a male MOH is to call him a “bride’s honor attendant.” I know he’s not my MOH, but I really like the sound of “honor attendant” better than “bride’s attendant.”
What do you think?